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  1. Front Matter
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  15. Back Matter

About this book


Spin-orbit coupling makes the spin degree of freedom respond to its orbital environment. In solids this yields such intriguing phenomena as a spin splitting of electron states in inversion-asymmetric systems even at zero magnetic field and a Zeeman splitting that is significantly enhanced in magnitude over that for free electrons. This book describes spin-orbit coupling effects in quasi-two-dimensional electron and hole systems. The first part provides a general introduction to the electronic structure of quasi-two-dimensional systems with a particular focus on group-theoretical methods. The main part of the monograph is devoted to spin-orbit coupling phenomena at zero and nonzero magnetic fields. Throughout the book, the main focus is on a thorough discussion of the physical ideas and a detailed interpretation of the results. Accurate numerical calculations are complemented by simple and transparent analytical models that capture the important physics.


Cyclotron Group theory Magneto oscillations Quasi two-dimensional systems Semiconductor Semiconductor band structure Spin-orbit interaction magnetic field

Authors and affiliations

  • Roland Winkler
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  1. 1.Institut für Technische Physik IIIUniversität Erlangen-NürnbergErlangenGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-01187-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-36616-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0081-3869
  • Series Online ISSN 1615-0430
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